Seventy-two children from disadvantaged family backgrounds in Seke rural area had a back to school boost when they were given exercises and mathematical sets.
The gesture was courtesy of Teen Rescue Mission Trust (TRMT), an organisation which advocates for protection of young people from engaging in drug abuse and early pregnancies activities.
TRMt director, Abraham Matuka said, the gesture is to motivate the young children to focus more on building their lives.
“We donated some exercise books, a few text books and mathematical sets to the vulnerable children in the rural area of Seke.
“During the event we also passed on the message on no to drugs we have realised also that the drugs are now flooding even in primary schools,” he said.
Matuka said they raised the money through projects they are running with young people in Chitungwiza.
“We raised the money to purchase the books through the projects we are doing as TRM. We have chicken projects, detergent making and sewing which we got support from stakeholders.
“After our sales we managed to put aside a few dollars to give back and assist our young ones as they go back to school.
“72 kids got exercise books and mathematical sets while 16 kids received text books.”
The organisation has launched this initiative where they identified orphans and teens who are staying with grandparents who can’t pay fees and have stepped in to assist.
TRMT is a youth organisation based in Chitungwiza which has managed to rescue more than 500 young people from drug abuse. It has also assisted several youths career-wise by taking them to skills training courses.